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March 20, 2024

8:30am – 12:00pm EST


Junior League of Cincinnati – Columbia Center: 3500 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio

Registration is FREE and includes breakfast!

Join us for breakfast, networking, and learn about how diaper need impacts children and families. Featuring Lacey Gero, Director of Government Relations at the National Diaper Bank Network!

Here’s something to chew on: 
Nearly 1 in 2 US families with young children struggles to afford the diapers. Yet we know that all babies require clean diapers to remain healthy. A hidden consequence of poverty, diaper need is a public health issue that negatively impacts the physical, mental and economic health of children and their families. There are solutions. Nonprofit diaper banks lead the way in providing vital resources for families. Community engagement and support is essential. Government investment is imperative. Learn about the growing efforts to end diaper need and how you can help ensure all children have access to the material basic necessities they require to thrive.

8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:45: Introductions & Keynote Speaker

9:45 – 10:00: Networking Break

10:00 – 10:45: Panel Introductions & Discussions

10:45 – 11:00: Q&A from Audience

11:00 – 11:30: Meet & Greet with Lacey Gero

Lacey Gero is the Director of Government Relations at the National Diaper Bank Network, where she passionately advocates for policies that alleviate diaper need and period poverty in the United States. With a background in public health and a deep commitment to social justice, Lacey leverages her expertise in legislative processes and community engagement to collaborate with state governments, lawmakers, and basic needs banks. Lacey graduated from Tulane University with a Master of Public Health degree and Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.




Morgan Whaley | Founder & CEO of Love In Action

 Love In Action is a nonprofit that provides basic needs and services to individual families, and organizations through programs to strengthen communities by demonstrating the love of Christ. Morgan is a former Sweet Cheeks employee, serving in the role of Community Engagement Coordinator. Morgan has been recognized with the Cradle Cincinnati Champions for Change Award, the WeThrive Service Award and most recently has received the 2023 OneSource Emerging Leader Award.


April Mueller | Director of Family Outreach at Learning Grove

April Mueller is a dedicated professional serving as the Director of Family Outreach at Learning Grove, where she brings over three decades of expertise in the early childhood field. Since completing her degree in early childhood education from the University of Cincinnati, April has been a driving force in supporting families with young children for the past eight years.

With a profound understanding of the unique needs of families with children under the age of 5, April has cultivated a rich background in community engagement and outreach. Her wealth of experience and expertise ensures that families receive the guidance and support they need to thrive and navigate this critical stage of life.

…More panelists coming soon!